Specialized Dental Fillings
At American Dental Care of Harrisburg, we are the leading dental solutions provider for the residents of New Cumberland, Harrisburg, Bressler, and their surrounding communities. Our trained dentists and dental assistants work together using the highest standards of dentistry and patient services to restore functionality to your teeth and enhance the natural beauty of your smile.
When it comes to professional dental fillings, we provide every patient with a stress-free, comfortable, and relaxing experience. When you choose us, you choose expertise, reliability, and patient satisfaction.
Introduction to Fillings
A dental filling functions as a protective agent for the decaying areas of damaged teeth. This prevents invasive bacteria from entering the problem area, making your teeth more resistant to decay. By providing safe, effective, and convenient solutions for tooth decay, our staff can utilize fillings to restore damaged teeth to their normal shape and functionality.
When you come in for a filling on the day of your appointment, the dentist will first extract any decaying tooth material before the entire affected area of the tooth is cleaned. After cleaning, a filling material is used to fill the cavity. Your dentist will take the appropriate steps to ensure the filling is set and secure so you can get back to your favorite activity: eating!
There are various materials used for fillings, all varying in price, physical resistance, and hardness. All modern filling methods and materials employed by our company are deemed safe and effective.
Types of Fillings
We use the following materials for dental fillings. These options should be discussed with your dentist to find the material that best suits your situation.
- Considered to be the optimal filling material
- Easily tolerated by gum tissues
- Lasts 20 years or more
- More expensive, but most durable.
Amalgam (Silver Alloy)
- More affordable than gold
- Similar durability to gold
- Used in hard-to-see areas (coloring is more noticeable other materials)
- Composite resins are excellent for natural color matching
- Ideal for smaller fillings due to their hardness in relation to gold or silver
- More susceptible to stains from coffee, tea or tobacco
- They last from three to ten years.
- Cost is similar to gold.
Full Suite of Services
Our team goes beyond basic preventative dental maintenance; we offer a variety of services to suit your dental needs.
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With this information, we hope you are better informed on the process of dental fillings and the benefits they provide for the health and longevity of your teeth.
With this knowledge, you can have a more informed discussion with our dentists about your particular needs and goals after the procedure is completed.
If you live in New Cumberland, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Bressler, PA, or any of the surrounding communities, contact us today to learn why our staff is the go-to provider for all of your dental filling needs.